COVID-19: the impacts on technology

Auckland - As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads into its third month, the virus is covering much of the world and things could get worse. The global financial markets have plummeted in what could be similar to the Global Financial Crisis, 60 percent of people across Asia are worried for their financial security. London

NZ tech companies forecast to rapidly expand in 2020

Auckland - Many NZ tech companies which are relatively small, nimble and highly innovative are forecast to rapidly expand in 2020 and over the next decade on areas of the economy, ecology and industry, NZTech chair Mitchell Pham says. Technology is New Zealand’s third biggest and fastest growing sector and traditional institutions

Avatar and Tintin creator named first Maori Asia Society leader

 Hamilton - A talented Kiwi animated movie creator involved in Avatar and Tintin, Nikora Ngaropo, has just been named the first Maori person to be awarded the Asia Society’s leaders programme. Ngaropo has been inducted into the network of highly influential leaders across the Asia-Pacific region. The society has its headquarters in

NZ most likely to face significant future cyber attacks

Singapore - New Zealand is most likely to face significant future cyber attacks, particularly as it is a member of the five-eyes alliance with the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia, which shares classified foreign intelligence, including the cyber operations of state actors, Theo Nassiokas, a leading global tech security

NZ facing obesity epidemic and physical inactivity crisis

Christchurch - Leading New Zealand exercise expert Richard Beddie says an obesity epidemic is gripping New Zealand which also has a physical inactivity crisis, being the 13th worst in the world - and the worst for children with only 10 percent meeting WHO guidelines. Beddie, chief executive of Exercise New Zealand says

NZ needs to tackle predicted Libra onslaught

Wellington - The national blockchain group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government to adopt a more dynamic attitude or it could prove costly to the New Zealand economy, given blockchain tech’s likely global impact. BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall has written to the PM encouraging the government to

NZ tech companies should study the UN sustainable goals

Auckland - Kiwi tech companies should study the United Nations sustainable development goals and position their solutions as ways to achieve them as there are millions of euros being invested in the next few years, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. Muller has just returned from major global tech conferences